GIVING BACK THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Photography is a gift. A single photograph holds so much power. I’d like to share this gift, with you.

It’s heart-warming to be able to give back to the community and make a difference in the world through the powerful medium of photography. If you have a charitable need that could be filled through my photography services, please submit a written request via email to hello@nataliecarstens.com 

STICHTING EARLYBIRDS (2019-current)

– Photographer for the South Holland region

The first weeks and months with your child are special. But what if your child came into the world too early? Then it’s not only a special time, but also an intense time and you spend the first weeks or months in the hospital. 

In this difficult period, a beautiful documentary photo reportage can be a bright spot, a part of the processing when you get home later, but above all a nice memory.

The Earlybirds foundation arranges for photographers to come to the hospital to offer parents a free photo reportage. We capture you and your child with care, love and respect during your daily routine.

I’m a participating photographer for hospitals in the province of South Holland, including HMC Westeinde, Juliana Kinderziekenhuis (Haga Ziekenhuis), Het Langeland Ziekenhuis, en Reinier de Graaf. 

Every month, the foundation receives more than 120 requests for photo reports, which means that almost every day a photographer from the foundation is on the road to make a loving memory in the hospital.

www.stichtingearlybirds.nl

IMAGES TO INSPIRE HOPE (2010-2015)

– An initiative led by Natalie Carstens and Vinita Salomé

This initiative was set up as a way to give back to the community and make a difference in the world through the powerful medium of photography.

We campaigned to assist those affected by the earthquake in Haiti (2010), the earthquake and tsunami in Japan (2011), SuperTyphoon Haiyan in the Philippines (2013) and the earthquakes in Nepal (2015). By donating directly to our selected charities, families could help make a difference whilst also entering a prize draw to win a family portrait session.

In the short time it was active, our initiative raised over 2000 Euros for the national Giro 555 emergency funds and the Save The Children fund.

THE LITTLEST HEROES PROJECT (2008-2011)

– Photographer for the Randstad area (Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam and Utrecht)

This wonderful non-profit organisation is made up of professional photographers worldwide that have come together to help give back and capture miracles through the beauty of photography. These photographers provide our littlest heroes (children who suffer from any type of serious illness or life altering disability) with a complimentary photo session and a selection of photos.

We are here to inspire others through photographs and to bring awareness to these children and the battles they fight each day.

Organisations previously receiving donated photography services include:

A Beautiful Body Project, ACCESS NL, American Women’s Club of The Hague, Family Solutions (conferences), Inspiration through Art (formerly the Littlest Heroes Project), International Food Fair, Rotary Club The Hague Metropolitan, Stichting Earlybirds, Stichting Painted Dog Conservation, Women’s Business Initiative International

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The Hague, The Netherlands
hello@nataliecarstens.com

A unique blend of documentary family photography and guided lifestyle family photography for sentimental families.

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